Schiaparelli has come under fire for his ‘disturbing’ collection which has been accused of ‘promoting trophy hunting’ after models paraded down the catwalk wearing replica animal heads.

Environmental activist Carrie Johnson was among the voices criticizing the Italian fashion house as models Irina Shayk and Naomi Campbell modeled designs for the Italian fashion house’s Spring/Summer 2023 show at Paris Fashion Week. Photographer Misan Harriman also urged the designer to “be better”.

Ms Johnson wrote: ‘Grim! True or false, this only promotes trophy hunting. Yuck!’

The bizarre clothing line is part of the Italian fashion house’s Inferno Couture line and features the heads of big cats and wolves, but it insists no animals were harmed during the production of the line.

Carrie Johnson took to her Instagram Story to slam Italian fashion house Schiaparelli for its use of replica animal heads in its Paris Fashion Week SS23 show, accusing the label of promoting trophy hunting

The designer posted photos of the intricately crafted and embroidered “animal heads” on his Instagram account.

The caption read: ‘Embroidered animals for Inferno Couture by @schiaparelli.

The Leopard, Lion and She-Wolf – representing lust, pride and greed in Dante’s iconic allegory – hand-sculpted moss, resin, wool and silk faux fur, hand-painted to look as realistic as possible.

Big cat head for Schiaparelli

Wolf's head for Schiaparelli

The Italian designer posted photos of the animal heads, including big cats (left) and wolves (right) in production, stressing that no animals were harmed during the creation of the collection.

Kylie Jenner arrived in Paris for the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023 show in one of the Embroidered Animals dresses

Kylie Jenner arrived in Paris for the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023 show in one of the Embroidered Animals dresses

He also pointed out, “No animals were harmed while doing this look.” Femail contacted Schiaparelli for comment.

However, the environmental activist argued that it didn’t matter whether the designs were real or not.

The 34-year-old is a long-time animal rights and environmental conservationist and is communications director for the Aspinall Foundation, a charity that works to protect endangered animals.

The charity runs programs at UK zoos in Howletts and Port Lympne, as well as other projects across Africa and Asia.

While her husband Boris Johnson was Prime Minister, Carrie championed animal welfare causes and supported the conservative Animal Welfare Foundation which campaigned against animal cruelty and hunting.

Irina Shayk took to Instagram to defend the Italian fashion house's design and said she was

Irina Shayk took to Instagram to champion the Italian fashion house’s design and said she was ‘honoured’ to take part in the show

She has previously said, “I am against fox hunting. Always have been. I even campaigned against it when I was much younger by dressing up as a fox.

Models Irina Shayk, 37, and Naomi Campbell, 52, were among the stars wearing Schiaparelli designs on the catwalk this afternoon, with Shayk in a lion head dress while Campbell wore the wolf head on her black outfit.

Responding to criticism of the outfits, Shayk took to Instagram to defend the looks and said she was proud to appear on the catwalk for Schiaparelli.

She wrote: “I support these incredible artists who have worked tirelessly, with their hands, using wool, silk and moss, to sculpt this Embroidered Lion, and the image of Pride, an image that @schiaparelli invokes while exploring themes of strength.

“I am honored to have been called upon to lend my art as a woman to this as well.”

Kylie Jenner turned human heads as she arrived at the show today wearing one of the dresses which features the head of a male lion.

Posing in the ruched black maxi dress as she arrived at the Schiaparelli Spring/Summer 2023 show, she showed off the huge lion’s head, complete with mane, across her chest.

She wore her thick dark locks in a sleek high ponytail and accessorized with gold hoop earrings.

The mother-of-two accessorized her unusual dress with a black and gold crocodile-effect clutch.

Ms Johnson was not the only figure to criticize Schiaparelli for her design, with famed photographer Misan Harriman, who once shot the cover of British Vogue, weighing in on Twitter.

He wrote: ‘Dear fashion industry, this is NOT the way to start the year. no no no ! Be better.

‘Schiaparelli That’s disturbing….. and yes I know no animals were harmed in there.’

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